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Nov.
9th

Tacoma Tide transfered to new local owners

This just in from Tacoma Tide FC:

Tacoma Football Club today announces the transfer of ownership of the Tide and the Seattle Sounders Women to a new local group. Tacoma Tide FC of the Premier Development League (PDL) and the Seattle Sounders Women of the W-League have been purchased by Lane Smith and Cliff McElroy, with former owner/operator Mike Jennings maintaining a minority stake. The United Soccer Leagues (USL) approved the sale of the teams on Tuesday, November 8, 2011.

“We are coming on board with the goal of growing these two teams and establishing an even greater connection with their communities,” says Lane Smith. “The Tide and the Sounders Women both represent a strong work ethic as well as stepping stones on the path for our local players in their soccer careers.”

McElroy says the new group promises to work hard for and with local soccer supporters. “The Tacoma Football Club looks forward to the opportunity to increase engagement of the Sounders Women and Tacoma Tide into the Puget Sound community. We plan to work hard to bring more fan and youth involvement as well as business ties to these two local teams and expand the Pacific Northwest’s storied Football tradition. ”
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July
8th

Tide host Port Vale Coaches Clinic

Tacoma, Wash.— Tacoma Tide FC today announce a unique opportunity for Puget Sound soccer coaches to get tips from English professionals at the July 16, 2011 Port Vale Coaches Clinic to be held at the Washington Premier FC Fields Complex.

Scheduled to appear at the two-hour observation and chalk talk session are Port Vale FC coaches, including head coach Micky Adams. Adams has managed such historic English clubs as Nottingham Forest and Sheffield United, after a playing career that spanned nearly two decades. The Port Vale coaches combine for decades and decades of professional experience.

Joining in from Tacoma Tide

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July
5th

Tide host South Sound Soccer Sunday July 17th

Historic day to include Sounders Women v. Colorado Rush and Tide v. Port Vale FC

Tacoma, Wash.—Tacoma Tide FC today announce South Sound Soccer Sunday to held July 17 at Curtis High School’s Viking Stadium. The event will be a soccer double header featuring a W-League match between the Seattle Sounders Women and Colorado Force at 1:00 PM and an International Friendly between Tacoma Tide FC and English side Port Vale FC at 4:00 PM.

South Sound soccer fans can buy a single ticket for entry to both matches online at this link:

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June
20th

Tacoma Tide to host SeaWolves on Tuesday

There will be bubbles in the air on Tuesday night June 21st at Stadium Bowl, and Tacoma Tide FC hope there will also be a turnaround on the pitch. The Yellows host the North Sound SeaWolves at 7 PM with all fans bringing a bottle of bubbles to blow getting in for only five bucks each. Tide mascot Surf  Dude will lead the crowd in a halftime “bubble storm.”
The Tide will be playing for a breakthrough first win at their new home. After losing both second all time leading scorer Spencer Schomaker and defensive leader Elliot Morton to

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June
9th

Timbers top Tacoma Tide again

The Portland Timbers U23s visited Stadium Bowl on June 8th and ran over Tacoma Tide FC by a final score of 4:1.The Yellows have never beaten Portland in six tries over three seasons. See a match photo gallery here.

The Tide continued a troubling pattern by surrendering another goal by the ten-minute mark. It was 1:0 Timbers when Miles Byass scored on an unassisted shot in the 10th. It was already the sixth goal on the season scored by a Tacoma opponent in the 10th minute or earlier.

Byass doubled the Portland lead in the 52nd when he scored again on an assist from Brent Richards.

The Tide are still getting used to the shorter field dimensions at Stadium Bowl, but their opponents are feasting on the tight settings. Tacoma have been outscored 12-4 in three home matches. “We knew going into the season that our back line was an area of concern,” assistant coach Mike Jennings said after the match. “We lost Elliot Morton to an injury, and we’ve tried several different combinations back there since then. The visiting sides are taking advantage of the field better than we are, using their speed to arrive at the goal before our defenders can.”

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June
7th

Tide go for first win over Portland Wednesday

The Portland Timbers U23s came into the PDL the year after the Tide won the 2008 Northwest Division crown. Since that 2009 season the clubs have met five times and Tacoma has yet to taste a victory. After four straight one-goal heartbreakers against the U23s, Tacoma fell again this year on May 29th 2:0 down in Oregon. Wednesday night June 8th at Stadium Bowl the Yellows will try again for a breakthough result. Tickets, $10, $8 & $5 will be available at the gate. Fans bringing any kind of noisemaker (cow bell, horn, clacker, even pots and pans)

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May
24th

Tide scores late twice to earn draw at Crossfire

Redmond, WA — Tacoma Tide FC forward Chris Sanders scored goals in the 81st and 87th minutes to rally the Yellows to a 2:2 draw with Washington Crossfire on Monday May 23rd at Redmond High School. For the second straight match Tacoma fell behind by two goals before finishing strong. In five all-time meetings the clubs have drawn four times. Tacoma has the lone win.

Washington Crossfire took the lead in the 7th minute on an unassisted goal by Alex Klein. After surrendering nine goals without an answer in their opening two losses, the boys from Redmond notched their first goal of the season.

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May
23rd

Tide Face Toughest Week in Club History

We will know a lot more about the 2011 Tide around this time next week. Since opening the season on May 13 at Stadium Bowl with a 2:2 draw against North Sound the South Sound Yellows have been practicing, trying to make the most of a ten day break between matches. The break is over, and this week the Tide have three contests that will decide their United States Open Cup fate as well as their early-season contention for a division playoff spot.

Against this week’s foes the Tide are a combined one win, four ties and seven losses in

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